Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

February 27, 1862: Monitor and Virginia Delayed

FEBRUARY 27TH, 1862:  Delayed one day by a lack of ammunition for her guns, the USS Monitor, Lt. Worden,  departed from New York Navy Yard for sea, but was compelled to turn back to the Yard because of steering failure.

This same day at Norfolk, Flag officer Forrest, CSN, commanding the Navy Yard, reported that want of gun powder, too, was delaying the readiness of the CSS Virginia to begin operations against the Union blockading fleet.

--Old B-Runner

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